Archive | December, 2016

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Sloatsburg Elementary School 2nd graders spread holiday cheer with annual caroling

Posted on 22 December 2016 by Editor

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Sloatsburg Elementary School 2nd graders visit the Sloatsburg Fire Hall Wednesday, December 21, for their annual caroling at both the Villages of Hillburn and Sloatsburg.

Sloatsburg Elementary School second graders spread holiday cheer to the Village of Sloatsburg and Village of Hillburn Wednesday morning. Mrs. Pagnotta’s second grade class led the way at Sloatsburg’s Fire Hall. Continue Reading

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Michael Bruno’s Tuxedo Hudson Co. wins Mid-Hudson Economic Development grant for Sloatsburg/Tuxedo revitalization effort

Posted on 21 December 2016 by Editor

The Tuxedo Hudson Company was recently awarded a $750,000 Mid-Hudson Economic Development grant for its proposed Tuxedo/Sloatsburg revitalization effort that includes demolishing the old Tuxedo Inn building and a complete renovation of the former IGA into office space and a restaurant.

The Tuxedo Hudson Company was recently awarded a $750,000 Mid-Hudson Economic Development Council grant for its proposed Tuxedo/Sloatsburg revitalization effort that includes demolishing the old Tuxedo Inn building and a complete renovation of the former IGA into office space and a restaurant.

Sometimes progress can appear in the smaller details. This holiday season Sloatsburg and Tuxedo have vibrant light displays along Route 17 going through the center of the communities. Tuxedo’s old IGA building (now undergoing a complete makeover) is especially decorated, all compliments of the Tuxedo Hudson Company. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Fire Department responds to car carrier fire on the NYS Thruway Friday evening

Posted on 18 December 2016 by Editor

The hazards of local firefighting along the New York Thruway were on display this past Friday, December 16, when the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car carrier fire.


A car carrier caught fire on the New York Thruway near the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza on Friday evening, December 16. The Sloatsburg and Hillburn Fire Departments responded.

A car carrier caught fire near the Travel Plaza Friday and was ablaze when the Sloatsburg Fire Department responded at approximately 8:36 p.m. and kicked into action by flowing water. But the nature of the blaze, which included rubber from tires, needed the expertise of the Hillburn Fire Department‘s fire fighting foam.

The SFD is one of the many fire departments contracted by the New York State to respond to Thruway incidents, wth the SFD responsible for specific mile markers that includes the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza. A majority of the SFD’s calls are for NYS Thruway incidents, which often can be the most unpredictable and hazardous due to volume and type of traffic traveling the Thruway.


Sloatsburg, NYS Thruway N/B at the Sloatsburg rest stop. Sloatsburg FD for a car carrier on fire. Video courtesy Joe Russo.

 

 

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Winter Solstice Celebration takes place at Harmony Hall on Saturday – free and open to the public

Posted on 16 December 2016 by Editor

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The Town of Ramapo and Friends of Harmony Hall sponsor an afternoon Winter Solstice celebration Saturday, December 17, from 2-4 p.m. at Sloatsburg’s Harmony Hall.

Take a break Saturday afternoon from the wintry mix and slip away to Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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Small fire at Sloatsburg Train Station causes brief morning commute delay – Sloatsburg Fire Department responds

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Editor

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An apparent switch fire flared on the tracks at the Sloatsburg Train Station Tuesday morning.

Morning commuters at the Sloatsburg Train Station reported a small track fire Tuesday morning, December 13. With the 7:25 a.m. train running a few minutes late, an apparent electrical switch fire flared on the tracks. The incident was called into the Sloatsburg Fire Department which promptly responded.

The SFD officially booked the incident as a small “brush, mulch, rubbish” fire. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg welcomes a new ladder truck which marks part of an extensive investment by the Village in the Fire Department

Posted on 12 December 2016 by Editor

Member of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department greet Sloatsburg's new 78' Aerial Ladder Truck, which was delivered to the Village at the beginning of December 2016.

Members of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department greet Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck, which was delivered to the Village at the beginning of December 2016.

The sky was still lit up with colorful clouds on the recent Friday evening that Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck arrived in the village Municipal Lot. Word of mouth spread as members of the Sloatsburg Fire Department made their way over to Village Hall to take a look at the department’s first ever ladder truck.

The 78′ Ladder Truck, along with an on-order new rescue/pumper truck, will allow the department to meet nearly all of its firefighting needs – for now and into the future. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburger Mary Nattini

Posted on 09 December 2016 by Editor

mary-nattiniMost Wednesday afternoons you could find Mary Nattini sitting next to her dear sister Rose at a table in the the expansive dining hall of the Sloatsburg Senior Center. The dynamic duo were for many years the social centerpiece of their table. As Mary’s health began to fail, Rose watched over her, ensuring that Mary enjoyed her afternoons among longtime friends. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Library Sponsors Disaster Preparedness Workshops

Posted on 05 December 2016 by Editor

gov-cuomo-disaster-preparednessAfter Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy created havoc for many Hudson Valley communities a few years back, Annmarie McAnany got the Sloatsburg Public Library busy preparing itself for future emergencies.

With the assistance of NY Senator David Carlucci’s office, the library secured grant funding for a new emergency generator that, after installation, will also qualify the library as an official community NYS emergency shelter. The library is currently designated as a limited emergency shelter. Continue Reading

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Harmony Hall welcomes the season with its Victorian Holiday

Posted on 01 December 2016 by Editor

The Friends of Harmony Hall invite you to a special Victorian Holiday on Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Friends of Harmony Hall invite you to a special Victorian Holiday on Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Friends of Harmony Hall were busy recently decorating for this coming Sunday’s special Victorian Holiday — the event is free and open to the public.

While members Peter Bush and Kathy Pascale took on the interior, Kathy Goldman worked seasonal magic on the Jacob Sloat Greek Revival mansion porch. Continue Reading

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6:00 pm Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The Sloatsburg Food Pantry is hosting a Holiday Concert fundraiser on Saturday, December 9, at 6 p.m., at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church. The Rockland County Concert Band will play a variety of festive holiday songs, and[...]